The following are awards that I have received
  • 2007 Creative Scholarship Award
    The Computer Science Department is very pleased and proud to announce that Professor Elke Rundensteiner is the winner of the 2007 Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship. The full citation for the award mentions her seminal work, and her international reputation as a scholar in the area of databases. More than 20 external scholars provided glowing letters of recommendation. One of Elke's ex-PhD students said that "Elke is a source of inspiration, a mentor and a superb role model".

  • WPI Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative
     Scholarship, 2007

  • Sigma Xi Outstanding Senior Faculty Researcher Award, 2007

  • Nominated to be among best papers at ER 2003.
     Jinhui Jian, Hong Su, and Elke A. Rundensteiner;
     Automaton Meets Query Algebra: Towards A Unified Model for
     XQuery Evaluation over XML Data Streams;
     ER2003 Conference.


  • One of Five Nominated for Best Paper Award Selection.
     Kajal T. Claypool, Elke A. Rundensteiner and George T. Heineman,
     ROVER: A Framework for Evolution of Relationships,
     International Conference on Conceptual Modeling,
     ER'2000, Salt Lake City, Oct. 2000. 409-422.

  • Best Paper Award,  for paper titled
     ``Keeping Virtual Information Resources Up and Running'' in
     Proceedings of  IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON'97),
     Nov. 1997, (with Ph.d. students
     A. J. Lee and A. Nica).

  • IBM Partnership Award, 1996-1998.

  • NSF Young Investigator Award (NYI), 1994-2000.

  • Nominated for inclusion in the
     Listed in the American Men and Women of Science (AMWS), 1994.

  • Engineering Foundation  Research Initiation Award, 1994.

  • NSF Research Initiation Award (RIA), 1993-1995.

  • GPOP Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Opportunity   Dissertation Fellowship,  stipend including tuition fellowship,  Information and Computer Science Dept., Univ. of California,  Irvine, Winter 1991/92.

  • IBM  Fellowship stipend including tuition fellowship, for  Computer Science Studies, 1990 - 1991.

  • UC Regents' Dissertation Fellowship, UC Regents'  Fellowship,

  • Quadrille  Scholarship  for Computer Science studies, Univ. of California, Irvine,  1988 - 1989.

  • Fulbright Scholarship for Computer Science Studies, 1984 - 1985.

  • Scholarships of the German people (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), Recommendation of student being among the best 1% of all German high school graduates, 1980.

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Computer Science Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609.
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Phone:  508.831.5815
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